We wandered into an antique store a few blocks away from my house and I stumbled across the most amazing pair of blue corner shelves. I bought them without any idea of where to put them, but luckily I found the perfect spot in my kitchen!
I love them so much I spent most of last night sitting in my kitchen admiring them. I think the blue contrasts perfectly with my yellow walls. Granted, they don't match my clock, but I can live with that for now.
Danu and I had wandered into another neighborhood antique store earlier that day (there is an abnormally large number of antique stores in my neighborhood. I have no idea how they all manage to compete with each other!) and I found a treasure trove of gorgeous old windows. I have always wanted to re-paint an old window to use as a wall decoration, but I couldn't rationalize spending $100 on one. After hanging up my shelves and cleaning up my kitchen, I took my trash out and found the most amazing window casually leaning against the dumpster. It is identical to a window in my living room, so I assume that another apartment in my complex got new windows (I'm a little jealous since my single-paned windows do little to keep my house warm, but that's besides the point). I had wanted a window, and lo and behold one appeared!
It's a little bigger than I would like, and the top right-hand corner has lots of wood damage, but I am going to sand and paint it a nice, bright color. It is really heavy and my walls are made of plaster, so it's going to take some planning in regards to hanging it, but I am excited.